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How can I or my family learn more about my condition?

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How can I or my family learn more about my condition?

Answer: UAB Hospital provides a wide variety of education through one-on-one personalized training by your care team and educational videos. Patient and family educational videos are available using the Patient Education Video System on the television in your hospital room. If you need help accessing this system, please ask your nurse or other caregiver for help.

Patient Education Video System

Our goal is to educate you and your family as much as possible about your care plan and treatment during your stay. In addition to direct education by your care team, UAB Hospital provides a wide variety of education through one-on-one personalized training and educational videos. We encourage you and your family care partners to watch these videos and be involved in education regarding your health, including tests, procedures, medications, and disease processes.

Patient and family educational videos are available using the Patient Education Video System on your television if you are an inpatient. A complete listing of educational videos is included in the Patient and Visitor Guide you receive upon admission. Videos cover a number of different topics - from what to expect following a diagnosis to tips to help you quit smoking or lead a healthier lifestyle after you return home.

Below are the steps to accessing Patient Education Video System.

UAB Hospital, Main Campus: Turn the patient TV to channel 100, and dial 6-2000 from the bedside telephone.
UAB Hospital, Highlands Campus: Turn the patient TV to channel 82, and dial 7555 from the bedside telephone
Select English or Spanish when prompted.
To View a Video: Press 1 and enter the 3-digit video code followed by the pound (#) sign. Tune your TV to the channel indicated by the Patient Education Video System and press # to start the video.
To Access Informational Menus: Press 2 and tune your TV to the channel indicated by the Patient Education Video System. Press # when the welcome screen appears. Make selections from the menus displayed on the TV screen using the telephone keypad.


For continuous information on Fall Prevention and Hand Washing, tune to Channel 113 on the Main campus and Channel 88 on the Highlands campus.

For the C.A.R.E. (Healing Healthcare) channel, tune to Channel 116 on the Main campus and Channel 90 on the Highlands campus.

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